Live Appearances

For the past ten summers, David has appeared as a staff instructor at the Alpha Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror Workshop for Young Writers.       Logo for the Alpha Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror Workshop for Young Writers.

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McNally Jackson Books 2009 & 2010 - New York, NY

David read short fiction at McNally Jackson Books on Halloween 2009, and also moderated a zombie discussion panel to promote The Living Dead 2 in October of 2010.

     

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Doomsday Film Festival 2009 - New York, NY

David appeared as a panelist at this event to discuss the apocalypse in popular culture.

     

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October 10, 2009 - New York, NY

David appeared as a panelist to discuss zombies in popular culture at an event sponsored by the Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey. (See the poster for the event.)

     
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October 5, 2007 - Los Angeles, CA

David appeared at Skylight Books to read his fiction alongside other students from USC's Master of Professional Writing program.

     

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April 21, 2007 - Santa Clarita, CA

David appeared on a panel to discuss Ray Bradbury, science fiction, and writing. The event was held at the Santa Clarita Community Center as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read initiative. The other panelists were Harry Turtledove, Steven Gould, David Gerrold, Sheila Finch, and Sam Weller.

     

South Street Seaport Museum, 2005 & 2009 - New York, NY

David appeared at the South Street Seaport Museum to read his fiction alongside other members of the 8th of February Group (a Manhattan-based writers group) as part of the NYRSF reading series in 2005. He also gave a reading of his story "The Skull-Faced Boy" there in 2009. (See the poster for the event.)

     

Film Adaptations

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David's short story "Lest We Forget" was shot as a short film. The film, written by David and directed by Brian Barr, was screened at the 2002 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.     

Audio Interviews Online

 
Fiction School Podcast Interview May 2014
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In Fiction School #33 David chats about "science fiction, geek culture, world-building, genre-blending, the lack of girls in Lord of the Rings, and lots of other cool stuff."

         

 
Read It and Weep Podcast Interview August 2012
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In Read It and Weep #154, David is called in as a science fiction expert to discuss Live Free or Die by John Ringo.

         

 
Read It and Weep Podcast Interview January 2012
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In Read It and Weep #125, David is called in as a science fiction expert to discuss Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

         

 
Read It and Weep Podcast Interview 2011
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In Read It and Weep #108, David is called in as a science fiction expert to discuss The Host by Stephanie Meyer.

         

 
Podcast Squared Interview 2011
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Podcast Squared is a podcast that reviews other podcasts. In Episode 32, David and John Joseph Adams are interviewed about their Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

         

 
StarShipSofa Interview 2010
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David and John Joseph Adams are interviewed about Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on Episode 157 of the StarShipSofa podcast.

         

 

WBAI 99.5 FM Hour of the Wolf Interview 2008
with John Joseph Adams
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In Part 1 of this interview, editor John Joseph Adams and author David Barr Kirtley discuss John's anthologies The Living Dead and Seeds of Change. In Part 2, David reads his story "The Skull-Faced Boy" (from The Living Dead). In part 3, listeners phone in.

 

Podible Paradise Podcast Interview 2007
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Podible Paradise is affiliated with the Viable Paradise writers workshop, which David attended in 2004. This interview was conducted by one of David's instructors, Steven Gould, whose novel Jumper was adapted into a major motion picture.

         

 

WBAI 99.5 FM Hour of the Wolf Interview 2006
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The broadcast included a reading of "Blood of Virgins." Listen to the story.

 

WBAI 99.5 FM Hour of the Wolf Interview 2005
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The broadcast included a reading of "Veil of Ignorance." Listen to the story.

 

Text Interviews Online

 
2013 profile in Colby College alumni magazine

2012 Interview for Armored

2012 Interview for Black Gate magazine

2010 Interview for Lightspeed magazine

2009 Interview for The Living Dead 2

2008 Interview for The Living Dead

Interview for the 2008 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Interview in Tobias S. Buckell's April 2005 Newsletter

 

Appearances in Print

 
David appears as fictional character Lieutenant Dante Kirtley in the Halo novel The Cole Protocol by Tobias S. Buckell.            The Cole Protocol by Tobias S Buckell
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David is profiled as part of "Speculative Fiction: The Next Generation" in the 2008 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market.          

David is quoted on pages 121-122 of the 2007 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market.       

David's Resources for Teen Writers was listed as one of the best sites for teen writers in the 2008 book The Teen-Centered Writing Club.       

Appearances in Film

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David appears as an extra in the Jamie Babbit comedy The Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Read about the experience of being an extra and see some screen captures of David in the movie.